I’m just going to get this out of the way because it’s really distracting me: how huge does Forrest Griffin look next to Rashad in that banner pic? It’s like the guy has ogre blood in him, he looks like he could palm Shad’s skull. Very impressive size Forrest. Good job. Also while I’m on the subject of the banner pic, I have recently started wearing those v-neck undershirts that Rashad is wearing since my wife accidentally bought me a pack. So far so good, but I feel kind of exposed to be honest. After going 28 years with people only having limited views of my collarbone it’s definitely something to get used to, but I’m working on it. God knows I am, and I ‘m going to do my best to find a camp that helps me develop my v-neck wearing skills the correct way. Just like Rashad has finally found the team to guide him in the direction he wants to go with his fighting career and v-neck wearing. And this time he’s doing it the right way according to his coach Mike van Arsdale.
“It’s almost like a little mom and pop restaurant that’s got the best food. That’s what we got going on down here, it’s a mom and pop. We’re small. We’re not big. We’re not some big name with all these UFC fighters.”
“Every person has different needs. I think Rashad at the time (of his first fight with Tito) was doing the same workout that the team was doing, which I think wasn’t the right prescription for his body type and what he needed to get ready for that particular fight. Instead of running, he probably should have been wrestling; instead of pounding with the legs, he probably should have been practicing some maneuvers with the standup.
“What happened was he got severe shin splints and an injury to his thigh. But, he kept quiet and fought anyway, without a camp. He might have had two good weeks and the rest of the time he sat around barely making it through practice.”
“We’re happy it’s Ortiz. Of course, we would like Phil Davis to still be there, but he’s not, so we had to take what we could get and Ortiz had the nerve and the confidence to put his name on the paper to fight Rashad, so I’m really happy that somebody stepped up to the plate and took the fight on short notice.”